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Underclass: A History of the Excluded Since 1880

by John Welshman

Who are those at the bottom of society? There has been much discussion in recent years, on both Left and Right, about the existence of an alleged 'underclass' in both Britain and the USA. It has been claimed...


The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

by Kenneth J. Blume

The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I provides a convenient introduction to a critical period of American diplomacy. The half-century from 1861 to 1914 formed a crucial time in the development...


Old New York in Picture Postcards: 1900-1945

by Jack H. Smith

Views of early twentieth-century New York with accompanying text for the city buff and postcard collector alike.


The American Soccer League: The Golden Years of American Soccer 1921-1931

by Colin Jose

Soccer was one of the most popular sports in the United States during the 1920s, often drawing huge crowds in relatively small towns to see the world's best players compete. Documented through thousands of newspaper...


Through a Fiery Trial

by Bob Arnebeck

Historians have dismissed the ten years it took to ready the new capital as nothing more than man's inability to tame a swamp. In a brilliant narrative Bob Arnebeck shows how with slave axe-men, lawyers' writs,...


Mythic Texas

by Bryan Wooley

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although...


In the Boat with LBJ

by John L. Bullion

When Waddy Bullion refers to his experience working for LBJ as a tax attorney and business advisor, he calls it "being in the boat." LBJ was the captain; the crew either met his standards for effort and excellence...


A William Appleman Williams Reader: Selections from His Major Historical Writings

by Henry W. Berger

Twenty-one selections from his major historical writings, offering the key arguments of the most influential and controversial American historian of his generation. "The history of U.S. relations with the rest...


A Social History of Mexico's Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

by Teresa Van Hoy

Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted...


Mestizo: The History, Culture and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano --The Emerging Mestizo-Americans

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento

This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics,...


Amanda Berry Smith: From Washerwoman to Evangelist

by Adrienne Israel

This biography is the compelling story of Amanda Berry Smith, a former slave and washer-woman with less than a year of formal education who rose to become one of the nineteenth century's most important and successful...


Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

by T.R.C. Hutton

The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...


Africa's Ogun, Second, Expanded Edition: Old World and New

by Sandra T. Barnes

The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

"... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding...


Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

by Wilma King

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance...


The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring

by Paul Danahar

BBC bureau chief Paul Danahar sets out the new order in the Middle East following the Arab Spring, and explains what it will mean both for the region and the West.

For the past forty years the story of the Middle...


Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

by Robert Wilson

The first narrative biography of the Civil War's pioneering visual historian, Mathew Brady, known as the �father of American photography.�

Mathew Brady's attention to detail, flair for composition, and technical...


The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America

by Jonathan Lyons

Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries brought the Enlightenment to America�an intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one that followed. With the �first Drudgery� of settling...


Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

by John Ferling

A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.

From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent...


A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II

by Maury Klein

The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and...